Herbert Bayer, an Austrian-American painter, photographer, typographer, and designer, was born on April 5, **** in Haag, Austria.
Bayer was a pioneer of the Bauhaus movement and was one of the first to develop a unified theory of design. He is best known for his use of sans-serif typefaces and his experiments with photomontage. He was also a prolific painter, photographer, and sculptor. Bayer's work had a major influence on the development of graphic design in the 20th century.